The SAFRP intends to help deserving individuals/families fully take advantage of the blessed month of Ramadan by easing some of their difficulties. The program is meant to increase a sense of community and provide opportunities for community members to serve one another. As part of the program, interested community members can financially contribute or donate food items. The monetary or in-kind donations will be used to create Ramadan Baskets. The primary components of these baskets will be food products tailored to the specific client-family’s cultural or personal cuisine/diet.
This year, from June 1st-24th, we accepted both in-kind and monetary donations for our SAFRP project. Monetary donations were submitted online through our website and by check or money order. In-Kind donation or food boxes assembled by the sponsors were delivered to Muslim Family Services (MFS) to be received by the families in need. Tuesday June 24th and Wednesday June 25th, we invited volunteers out to help us package and drop off our SAFRP food boxes to this year’s families. Alhamdulilah, volunteers showed up from all over Southeastern Michigan to join in our initiative.
The food that each family received was catered to their specific ethnic cuisine. Items like: lentils, spaghetti, rice and spices were given accordingly. In addition, every family also received fresh eggs, produce, milk, lamb, chicken and beef. Each family was sponsored for the entire month of Ramadan.
It is the programs like SAFRP that really put things into perspective. The blessing of having healthy food to eat should not be taken for granted. As Muslims, it is our responsibility to make sure that our neighbors are taken care of as well. May Allah (swt) reward all of the Muslim families that sponsored families this year. It is your generous and compassionate donations that fund our programs and initiatives. Thank you so very much for all that you do for our communities!
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